How to Upgrade Your Business’s Knob-and-Tube Wiring on a Shoestring Budget

Upgrading old and potentially dangerous knob-and-tube wiring in your business can seem like an expensive and daunting task. However, with some planning and know-how, you can upgrade your wiring safely and affordably. As the owner of an older building, I learned how to do this the hard way through trial and error. Let me share what I've learned so you can upgrade your wiring without breaking the bank.

Assess the Scope of the Project

The first step is to thoroughly inspect your building to understand the full scope of the project.

Develop a Phased Approach

Once you have a full assessment, break the project into phases so it is more affordable.

Take Advantage of Financial Incentives

Check with local utilities and government agencies to find any financial incentives available for electrical upgrades.

Work with an Experienced Electrician

While a big name electrical company may seem like the obvious choice, you can actually save significantly by hiring a qualified independent electrician.

Use Cost-Effective Materials

You can supply inexpensive wiring and accessories to help reduce the electrician's material costs.

Carefully Budget and Fund the Project

With large construction projects, unforeseen costs often arise. Have a plan in place to cover any budget overages.

By following these strategies, you can tackle that intimidating wiring project affordably, even on the tightest budget. Let me know if you have any other questions! I'm happy to share more details on what has worked for me as I've navigated upgrading my own building.